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Old 05-23-2009, 01:53 PM   #1
MrChainBlueLightnin
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800 x 600 resolution with voodoo3


I have ubuntu 9.04 and a voodoo3. I ran sudo xserver etc. and can only ge the resolution to 600 x 800. I think i need to change xorg (sync rate), but dont know how to access it.
 
Old 05-23-2009, 02:24 PM   #2
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If the voodoo3 driver doesn't help, either try editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf or using the vesa driver - it's often sufficient for older hardware and generally more flexible (IMHO).

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Old 05-23-2009, 05:13 PM   #3
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I had the whole distro vs voodoo3 edfx card...I have tried various versions of ubuntu with no sucess...I have now settled on fedora 10, as I can run 1024 x 768 without messing around to much....had other teething troubles with fedora 10 but I found help from experienced users on this forum.
 
Old 05-23-2009, 07:20 PM   #4
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installing proprietary driver

How do I install the voodoo3 driver? when i go to system>admin>hardware drivers, there are none.
 
Old 05-24-2009, 04:37 AM   #5
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The voodoo3 driver's already on the system - it's no third-party (proprietary) driver. But as I tried to hint at, it's often the case that hardware recognition sets conservative defaults. Look for documentation about the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf and study its contents. The new tools don't store many settings in xorg.conf - it's easy to add mode lines to set the values you need.

Here's a source for information: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Config/Resolution

I'm using a VooDoo3 adapter with the vesa driver at 1024x768 with no problems - I think this is what most distributions fall back to.

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Old 06-03-2009, 06:56 PM   #6
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Moon,
I dont see anywhere on that link about adding driver. Where do I get vesa driver and add it. I show no drivers in admin >> hardware drivers
 
  


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